Making the best hangers

We have many kinds of skills and commitments.

The first one is, of course, the commitment to the hanger product. We always think about what's best for the clothes and the customers who use them. We are always in pursuit of the woodworking skills that create the shape of hangers and painting skills that give more expressions to our products.

The second one is the commitment to wooden products. Just as each human has a personality, each tree has its own characteristics. Our craftsmen check the hardness, texture, and wood grains of each piece of wood to make hangers with a natural finish.

Commitment to materials

NAKATA HANGER's products mainly use beech wood from Europe. Beech has been used to make hangers for a long time because it has moderate hardness and stability.
Technically, hangers can be made from other woods, but conifers with a lot of resin and warp may damage clothes and fabrics. Even hardwoods that are too heavy or too strong will spoil ease of use and beauty. Beech is the most suitable wood for hangers because it has a smooth finish when polished carefully.


For a sustainable environment

In order to maintain forests, we purchase wood that is managed under the rules of planned planting and logging rather than unplanned logging.
Planned logging allows sunlight to shine into the forest, plants to grow in the lower layers, and more organisms to inhabit there. It also allows the trunk to grow thicker that makes the forest resistant to wind and snow, improves the water source recharge function, and prevents sediment disaster.
By establishing this life cycle, the environment of the forest is maintained. We believe that a sustainable environment and society are important for the future of the next generation.

Product making

We use the edge materials of hangers to make small hangers, the edge materials of small hangers to make pants hangers, and the edge materials of pants hangers to make craft products. In this way, we make effective use of natural resources without wasting them.

Energy use

The scraps that are too small to be made into products are also important resources for us. The scraps and sawdust are burned in an incinerator and steam are generated in a boiler to be used for the process of bending wood, drying hangers, and heating the factory.

Further use

We even use the ashes left in the incinerator. Ashes from broad-leaved trees are used to remove the scum in making "Tochi mochi" (Japanese horse chestnut cake), a specialty of the Tajima region where our head office is located in Hyogo prefecture. We provide the ashes made by burning the scraps and sawdust for the production of local specialties.